If you want to hide a view and a fence is not an option, there are ways to hide a view without a fence. Use the right plant or structure in the right place, and you can hide unattractive views or create privacy.
By strategically locating plants or structures, you can mask eyesores or draw the viewers eye away from them. By masking or changing the focus, you keep attention directed to other more desirable elements of the landscape.
Block View With Plants
Fast growing trees provide tall screen to block view of neighboring houses, windows or distant views. Overhead annoyances can also be masked by trees both visually and as sound barriers.
Choose Evergreens for year round screening.
If you’re looking for a super fast growing privacy tree, the Thuja Green Giant can go up to 3-5 feet per year. This rapidly growing tree can be pruned to stay in large-shrub size if desired. It is deer resistant and tolerant of many soil conditions.
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Hedge plants and shrubs are ideal to create privacy or frame a focal point. Their variety of heights and shapes make them a versatile choice. Hedge plants grow quickly and are dense so provide good coverage in a short period.
See privacy shrubs for your landscape.
Vines are ideal for covering vertical structures such as a lattice panel, trellis or walls. Evergreen vines provide year-round screening.
Use fast growing annual vines for cover the first year while permanent vines establish.
Tall annuals and perennials provide seasonal screen. Use Ornamental Grasses or grow tall Sunflowers to create privacy in small areas.Fountain Grass
Block View With Structures And Objects
Lattice panels can be secured into the ground or onto existing structures at strategic locations. Lattice fence panels can be an inexpensive way to quickly block a view.
Perfect for adding privacy to any outdoor area, these panels create an instant cover of faux boxwood leaves. Use on upright structures, walls, patio or as a backdrop to hide unpleasant views. It also can be used in the living room, balcony, office area, reception desk, holiday party event, and more. Cut to size and use interlocking connectors to secure.
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Minimize large spaces with lattice or trellis. This open space is given character with pots of herbs set into a frame.
This privacy screen protects your privacy or hides view out and protects from wind and sun exposure. Easy operations to open and retract and can be rolled back into the housing when not in use.Retractable Side Awning Patio Screen Retractable Fence 71x236inch Privacy Screen Vevor Special Offers
Garden Arbors and Trellises are free-standing structures that can be placed exactly where needed. Block that unsightly view looking out or block a view looking in. Soften the sharp angles of an upright structure with vines and adjacent plantings.Garden Arbors and Trellises
This faux ivy panel is a quick easy way to block view. Made with flexible fabric that is easily cut to size, use outdoor for backyard, garden, patio, balcony fence, and indoor wall. Great for around pools.VEVOR 59″x98″ Faux Ivy Leaf Artificial Hedge Privacy Fence Screen Decorative Vevor Special Offers
A curtain of artistic links affects the view but doesn’t block the light. Be creative and unconventional if it suits your style.
What if the eyesore is large or difficult to hide?
If it’s not practical to mask the view, your best strategy is to redirect the eye from it. Create a focal point to direct attention to another desirable location. Statues, water features, creative planted containers or artwork will draw the eye away from unattractive views.
Draw the eye away from unattractive views with water features. Flowing water can also mask noise and create a calming environment.Sunnydaze Outdoor Fountains
Divert attention from undesired views with creative containers, furniture or decorative items.Sunnydaze Outdoor Garden Decor
Use the right plant or structure in the right place, and you can hide unattractive views, create privacy or re-direct attention to another location.